New digital solutions
for lifelong learners.

Compleap: A learner centered digital ecosystem of competence development.

New digital solutions
for lifelong learners.


We build competences throughout our lives through education, work, hobbies and other means. Understanding our competences and future competence needs, is a good starting point for building fruitful lifelong individual learning paths. This is where CompLeap comes into play.

CompLeap is an EU-funded project that aims to create new EU-wide digital services that help individuals in competence development.

CompLeap approaches competence development as a lifelong process. Lifelong learning enhances individuals adaptability and flexibility to train and retrain, enabling individuals to answer to changing labor market needs. CompLeap builds a learner-centered ecosystem of digital services around the development of skills and competences to better match competence supply and demand. This serves individual citizens, employers and decision-makers.

The CompLeap framework forms a platform for a flow of modular services for competence development. Our conceptual framework will support the creation, evolution and implementation of a structured, digitalized lifelong learner pathway integrating competence mapping, comparing education offer, labour market needs and learning analytics. To find an optimal solution for competence development, we focus on the needs of diverse groups, such as NEETs, migrants and those who change jobs.

Framework architecture design

Enterprise Architecture as a Method

Enterprise architecture (EA) is a coherent planning method and a uniform way to describe practices and models for organizations in different stages of the development process. The objective of the EA work is to improve interoperability of activities and services of public administration and private organizations.

EA is a structure that defines an entity consisting of activities, processes, services, data and information systems as well as the services produced by them. The EA method is a systematic working method and procedure for identifying, analyzing, planning and describing elements of a given entity and their interdependencies.

In general, the main reasons for using EA are putting the strategy on live and visualizing future state of an organization. EA is also a tool for decision making, communication and co-operation. Thus, it realizes interoperability in all architecture levels from contextual level to implementation.

The main purposes of the CompLeap Framework Architecture are listed below.

1.     Visualizing the aims of the project in contextual level
We modeled and visualized a strategy map which includes our strategic goals, strategic outcomes and capabilities that we need for achieving the goals and outcomes of the project.

2.     Describing users, stakeholders and services in conceptual level
With the help of business architecture, we described stakeholders and main actors and their roles in order to map out who are the customers and users of the CompLeap services.  

3.     Creating Learner’s pathway in conceptual level
The learner’s pathway can be seen as a value stream which increments learner’s competences and, thus, value in a way. While the value stream is described from learner’s perspective, the services that the learner uses on the path are produced by other actors.

4.     Designing the most wanted parts of application architecture in logical level
The purpose of the layered architecture views is to show what kind of information systems and application services we need for realizing new digital services – competence mapping, guidance et cetera.

5.     Interoperability
Interoperability is a crucial point in all levels. We have paid special attention to designing integrations and data flows between the most important information systems which in return helps us to understand and notice the necessary technical interfaces and APIs.

Are you interested to know more about the framework architecture in CompLeap? On our wiki pages  you will find plenty of detailed information on the topic.


In CompLeap we are building modular, learner-centered digital prototypes, which aim at providing learners of all ages a clear and useful method to map and enhance their competences – A Learner Path.


The CompLeap Learner Path aims to link the processes of competence mapping and educational opportunity comparison together into one fluid personalized process, using data from both the learners themselves and national data registries. Through analytics data is collected on user needs and visualized for user guidance.

The first module of the CompLeap Learner Path is Competence Profile. Users can form a competence profile including previous education, interests and competences. When the learner develops a new skill formally the system can suggest adding it to their profile.

With an up-to-date competence profile, the user can see and compare educational opportunities matching with their competence needs and interests. This phase can utilize other, pre-existing national and Europe-wide registries and services to provide the learner with an up-to-date selection of educational opportunities.

Finally, the learner could develop their existing skills and grasp a clearer picture of their educational path having found suitable choices of education.

Phases of Prototype Development:


How to follow and influence our development work?

We are currently developing our Beta-prototype and the selected modules from the full Learner Path. During the most intensive months of development, we organize biweekly on Fridays 10:30-11:00 am. (Helsinki time) open demo session to our stakeholders. In these open online demos, we illustrate each time how the Beta-prototype and its modules have been developed compared to the previous iteration.

 Find precise schedules to our online demos from our workspace – Welcome to join!


What is the use of this for educators?

The vision is that institutions and guidance counselors can gain anonymous insight on learners’ actions inside the digital framework. The system would let educators know more about user needs – what their students or learners might have planned for their future.

Interested in becoming a part of the competence development framework of the future? Join us in our webinars or send us an e-mail!


CompLeap is a two year long EU-project that is led by the following partners:

Interested to join as an associate partner or affect the formation of CompLeap’s solutions through reference group work?  Do you have questions concerning CompLeap? Do you have ideas or want to give feedback? Please contact the project team at for any ideas or questions. You can join our growing network of associate partners by clicking the button below. You are also most welcome to join the stakeholder seminars and become part of our reference groups.

CompLeap organises its work through CompLeap Eduuni-wiki and -workspaces.

Next seminar: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI /OPH)
Hakanimenranta 6 00530 Helsinki

10:00 a.m. until 15:00 p.m.

Seminar Programme 4 DEC 2018


CompLeap Final Seminar

System of Continuous Learning – What did we achieve in CompLeap?

14th October 2019
12:15 – 16:30
Eurooppasali, Malminkatu 16, 00100 Helsinki

Welcome to the CompLeap Final Seminar!

At the Final seminar you will hear what did we achieve in CompLeap, what has been learned and what the future looks like in terms of continuous learning and CompLeap.

The seminar is held at Eurooppasali, Helsinki. It is possible to participate on the premises or virtually. Below you can find the programme.

Registration has closed. If you still wish to participate the seminar on the premises, contact

Watch the recording of the CompLeap Final Seminar!

Julia Jousilahti works as a senior advisor in independent think tank Demos Helsinki. She’s passionate about finding out how new solutions for lifelong learning can ensure that everyone stays on board as work is transforming.



12:15 // Registration and coffee

13:00 // Opening and Welcoming video speech

Li Andersson, Minister of Education, Ministry of Education and Culture

Intro and Introduction video

Antti Laitinen, Project manager, CSC

13:15 // Keynote speech on Continuous learning and Future of work

Lauri Järvilehto, Professor of Practice, Aalto University

13:45 // Results from the CompLeap Project

CompLeap learner-centered framework architecture design

Demonstration of the CompLeap prototype

What did users think?

14:55 // Break

15:05 // Commentary speech from the perspective of lifelong guidance

Raimo Vuorinen, Project manager, the Finnish Institute for Educational Research

15:30 // Panel: Lessons learned – possibilities for the future?

Raakel Tiihonen, EDUFI, Hans-Peter Benz, Regional Administration Köln, Vera Wemer, DUO – Dutch Office for Education, Salome Virkus, SA Kutsekoda, Estonian Qualifications Authority

In the panel discussion the project partners and stakeholders look back at what has been learned and what the future looks like in terms of continuous learning, digitalisation and CompLeap.

16:15 // Impact Evaluation Study – Main points

Kati Isoaho & Heli Koskenniemi, Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC)

16:25 // Closing words

Beverages and finger food

Minna Parviainen


External evaluation

Finnish Education Evaluation Center (FINEEC) will carry out an external evaluation on CompLeap this autumn. The evaluation consists of a review of the key materials produced during the project, a self-evaluation and interviews of stakeholders, associated partners as well as members of the project team and steering committee. The evaluation covers the five evaluation areas as follows: 1) Organization and management 2) Monitoring and evaluation 3) CompLeap services development 4) CompLeap services development capacity to be integrated to the digital learner services as a whole (nationally and internationally) 5) Communication and stakeholder relations. The results will be reported to the European Commission. FINEEC is an independent agency responsible for the evaluation of education in Finland. It implements evaluations related to education, education providers and higher education institutions. It also implements assessments of learning outcomes and supports education providers and higher education institutions in quality assurance. The external evaluation is expected to be ready by the end of November.

For further information on the external evaluation, you can contact Compleap or:

Kati Isoaho
FM, arviointiasiantuntija/MA, Senior Advisor
Kansallinen koulutuksen arviointikeskus (Karvi)
Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC)
+358 29 533 5501


Join now our open demo sessions on prototype development.


The First Beta prototype is planned to be ready for piloting in the end of May 2019. The full Beta prototype is planned to be ready at the end of August 2019.

We are now living very intense months of prototype development. To stay tuned and participate to the prototype development, we organize biweekly on Fridays open demo sessions. The aim of these session is to illustrate online after each development sprint the made changes in the Beta prototype. Find below more information on how to join our demo-sessions.

Find schedules and join the session from here

Read more about prototype development


User testing prototypes

Based on the needs identified in our webinars and workshops, we are creating now Beta-prototype for user testing and validation. The Beta-prototype consists of 3 service modules:


  • Module 1: Local study record service integration (past)
  • Module 2: Competence profile with current competencies (present)
  • Module 3: Suggestions for educational opportunities (future)


User testing and reference group validation will be done throughout the course of the project.




Workshops for associated partners

  • 14.3.2019 Helsinki
  • April 2019 Rovaniemi/Levi

Get in touch

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Contact information

Project email:

CompLeap secretariat:

P.O. Box 405 FI-02101 Espoo, Finland

Visiting address:
Life Science Center Keilaniemi
Keilaranta 14, Espoo

Compleap Data Declaration


Data protection is a high priority for the Competence Leap (Compleap) project. We are developing user-centred digital ecosystem, user privacy, transparency and consent are crucial for the success of the project. Thus, as documented in this data protection declaration, all partner organisations of the Compleap project are committed to full compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as Responsible Science Program guidelines in University of Oulu.

Read more by downloading the full document.